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Corporate Social Responsibility…

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law

Covers corporate governance, human rights, trade and transparency. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.csrandthelaw.com
  • Aug 18

    Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely

    Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely
    It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: an announcement by the Government of Australia that it will move…
  • Aug 3

    The French Duty of Vigilance Law: What You Need to Know

    The French Duty of Vigilance Law: What You Need to Know
    As previously noted, on February 21, 2017, the French National Assembly adopted a law establishing a “duty of vigilance” for large multinational firms carrying out all or part of their activity in France. In a subsequent…
  • Jul 28

    Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely

    Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely
    It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: a decision by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice addressing a…
Rank this Week: 3769

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Wacks & McHale PC.

http://www.massachusetts-injurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    DEED IN LIEU OF FORECLOSURE

    DEED IN LIEU OF FORECLOSURE
    A loan secured by a mortgage that goes into default often provides the lender with various options to pursue repayment. One option involves foreclosure by the lender in a public auction and the property sold to the highest bidder. To control…
  • Jul 21

    INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS – IME

    INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS – IME
    According to a recent report released by the Transport Research & Innovation Portal (TRIP), Massachusetts’ highways are some of the busiest and most congested in the nation. The Commonwealth’s highways have the tenth highest…
  • Jun 14

    MA Nursing Homes and Trust

    MA Nursing Homes and Trust
    According to a recent article published by ABC News, Americans “are living longer, in more comfort and in better health than ever before.” With a longer life expectancy, early financial planning has become even more critical to…
Rank this Week: 863

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Discusses boating, car, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents. By Altman& Altman.

http://www.bostoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Is Cycling Still Safe in Boston?

    Is Cycling Still Safe in Boston?
    The fear of being in a bicycle crash in Boston is more than justified; in the first quarter of 2016, Boston streets saw 307 injuries and eight deaths related to bicycle crashes. This was a 20 percent increase from the previous year. Most of…
  • Aug 15

    New Study Reveals Direct Link Between Brain Disease and Sports Concussion

    New Study Reveals Direct Link Between Brain Disease and Sports Concussion
    Ann McKee, neuropathologist and director of the Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Center at Boston University, studied the brains of 111 deceased NFL players to determine if there is a link between sports concussions and CTE, a…
  • Aug 7

    Transvaginal Mesh Claims Against Johnson and Johnson and Their Prolift Implant

    Transvaginal Mesh Claims Against Johnson and Johnson and Their Prolift Implant
    Transvaginal mesh is a medical device used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. Unfortunately, the device is also linked to severe pain, organ damage, and several other serious complications. In fact, more than 100,000…
Rank this Week: 160

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2351

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, criminal and employment law. By Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP.

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1173

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
Rank this Week: 3337

Simmons & Schiavo, LLP Blog

Simmons & Schiavo, LLP Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://blog.sslawoffices.com
  • Aug 18

    Elder Law Estate Planning

    Elder Law Estate Planning
    Most of the time, estate planning is not just about a deceased person's estate. It is also about elder law options. A long time ago, only wealthy people had estate plans prepared and the early estate planning options evolved to reflect their…
  • Aug 17

    Options Are Important When Inheriting an IRA

    Options Are Important When Inheriting an IRA
    Americans hold a lot of wealth in IRAs. However, do you know the tax consequences? Forbes recently discussed some possibilities for beneficiaries of IRAs, including the good deals and the bad deals in "What To Do If You Inherit an…
  • Aug 17

    Beneficiary Planning

    Beneficiary Planning
    Who you make the beneficiaries of your retirement accounts, can have major implications for your estate. When you first signed up for a retirement account, you might not have thought about all the details that were presented to you. This is…
Rank this Week: 1745

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

Covers information security and privacy issues. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Aug 17

    Webinar on September 13: Privacy and Data Security for the Generalist In-House Counsel

    Webinar on September 13: Privacy and Data Security for the Generalist In-House Counsel
    Privacy and data security have rocketed to the top of the list of concerns for all corporate boards. Whether you are a technology company, a biotech, or a traditional widget maker, your company has confidential information about its products,…
  • Aug 16

    Mistake in Your Credit Report? The Latest Spokeo Decision Suggests You May Have A Case.

    Mistake in Your Credit Report? The Latest Spokeo Decision Suggests You May Have A Case.
    In the 9th Circuit’s August 15, 2017 decision in Robins v. Spokeo, the latest in the long-running legal debate about when a consumer cause of action exists for a data breach, the 9th Circuit has declared that inaccuracies in a published…
  • Aug 11

    Can Procurement Law Slow Down Data Breach Response? A Closer Look.

    Can Procurement Law Slow Down Data Breach Response? A Closer Look.
    What happens when state and local governments respond to significant data breaches?  They often turn to the private sector for breach response capabilities in order to mitigate damages.  Speed is the name of the game, and state and…
Rank this Week: 3795

Boston Personal Injury Attorneys…

Boston Personal Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Mitcheson & Lee LLP.

https://www.bostonpersonalinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Aug 17

    Trucks must have side guards to protect Cyclist

    Trucks must have side guards to protect Cyclist
    In 2014, 59 cyclists died after being struck by large trucks, according to a study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. One of the most recent truck accidents involving a cyclist occurred in Porter Square,…
  • Jul 27

    Boston Boating Accident

    Boston Boating Accident
    On July 11, 2017 around 1:45 a.m. in the morning, a fire broke out and engulfed a 65-foot catamaran in Falmouth, Massachusetts, according to CBS Boston. The flames quickly consumed the entire boat, and left a woman on-board with severe burns.…
  • Jul 26

    The Devastating Effects of TBI

    The Devastating Effects of TBI
    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that approximately 2.8 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) every year. Out of these 2.8 million, the CDC states: 50,000 die; 282,000 are hospitalized; and 1.365 million, nearly…
Rank this Week: 1542

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as felonies, violent crime, assault and battery, drug offenses, as well as wrongful convictions. By Altman & Altman.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 17

    What are the Criminal Penalties for Driving Uninsured in Massachusetts?

    What are the Criminal Penalties for Driving Uninsured in Massachusetts?
    In MA, drivers are required to carry liability insurance. The minimum requirements are $20,000 per person for bodily injury, $40,000 per accident for bodily injury, $8,000 for personal injury protection, and $5,000 to cover property damages…
  • Aug 17

    What is the Difference Between Indecent Assault and Aggravated Sexual Assault in MA?

    What is the Difference Between Indecent Assault and Aggravated Sexual Assault in MA?
    Sexual assault is a serious crime, and MA punishes it harshly. It is loosely defined as the unwanted and offensive sexual touching of another. The type of touching can vary widely; forced penetration is one form of sexual assault, but so is…
  • Aug 15

    Day Care Worker Facing Charges After Child Dies in Parked Van

    Day Care Worker Facing Charges After Child Dies in Parked Van
    A horrific tragedy earlier this month reminds us that a vehicle can quickly become deadly on a hot day. Last week, the body of three-year-old Myles Hill was discovered in a parked van at the Little Miracles Academy day care center in Orlando.…
Rank this Week: 1776

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By JeffreyNewmanLaw.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 553

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers construction accidents and workplace fraud. By Altman & Altman, LLP.

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 17

    The Inherent Dangers of Crane Operation – OSHA’s Recommendations to Prevent Crane Accident

    The Inherent Dangers of Crane Operation – OSHA’s Recommendations to Prevent Crane Accident
    Cranes are used on construction sites to move heavy objects. If not operated safely, they can be extremely dangerous. Crane accidents are a leading cause of serious injury and death in the construction industry. In fact, the most recent data…
  • Aug 16

    New Construction Training Requirements May Dramatically Reduce Work-Related Injurie

    New Construction Training Requirements May Dramatically Reduce Work-Related Injurie
    Serious construction accidents have been on the rise in recent years, especially in high-population areas, such as Boston, New York, and New Jersey. In response, safety advocates are pushing for increased training requirements for workers in…
  • Aug 14

    Have your long term disability payments suddenly stopped?

    Have your long term disability payments suddenly stopped?
    Long term disability claims are made when you are injured and unable to perform your work duties without experiencing significant pain. It is not easy to obtain long term disability payments from an insurance company, and even if you are…
Rank this Week: 4217

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers harassment crimes, motor vehicle crimes, drug crimes and entrapment defenses. By Patrick J. Murphy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 17

    Armed Robbery of a Gas Station in Massachusett

    Armed Robbery of a Gas Station in Massachusett
    In a recent Massachusetts armed robbery case, a defendant appealed his conviction for armed robbery while masked. The case arose from an armed robbery of a gas station. The defendant, a regular customer, came in at 9 p.m. and bought $10…
  • Aug 4

    Proof of Domestic Violence with a Dangerous Weapon in Massachusett

    Proof of Domestic Violence with a Dangerous Weapon in Massachusett
    In a recent Massachusetts criminal case, a defendant appealed after being convicted of rape, assault, and battery with a dangerous weapon. The case arose when the defendant started dating the victim, and the victim moved into his apartment,…
  • Jul 27

    Prescription Drug OUI in Massachusett

    Prescription Drug OUI in Massachusett
    In a 2017 Massachusetts appellate case, the defendant appealed from convictions for operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs (M.G. L. c. 90, § 24(1)(a)(1)) and negligent operation of a motor vehicle (M.G. L. c. 90, §…
Rank this Week: 546

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

Provides resources, tips, and substantive advice to attorneys, focused on those licensed in Massachusetts, to help establish and institutionalize professional office practices. By Director Rodney Dowell, and LPA Jared Correia, Esq.

http://masslomap.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    Tips for Better Calendaring in Your Law Practice

    Tips for Better Calendaring in Your Law Practice
    Your calendar is the core of your busy law practice. A more efficient calendaring system leads to a more efficient law practice. Back at the start of the calendar year, our friends at Attorney at Work sourced expert tips on how lawyers can…
  • Aug 11

    How to Find the Right Marketing Strategy for Your Law Practice

    How to Find the Right Marketing Strategy for Your Law Practice
    Marketing and business development begins with an answer to the question: Who are you trying to attract as future clients? It begins with selecting your practice area and niche. Your answer should infuse every choice you make about your…
  • Aug 1

    How to Develop and Collaborate with your Networks for a Better Law Practice

    How to Develop and Collaborate with your Networks for a Better Law Practice
    There is a very social side to law practice performance. Here’s how you can start developing your networks and your ability to collaborate in them to find new growth for your law practice and career. The most effective people…
Rank this Week: 4706

Boston Car Accident Attorney News

Boston Car Accident Attorney News

Covers injury and accident law. By Michael O. Smith.

https://www.bostoncaraccidentattorneynews.com/
  • Aug 16

    Two Crucial Legal Elements in Boston Car Accident Claim

    Two Crucial Legal Elements in Boston Car Accident Claim
    After suffering injuries in a car accident in Boston or the surrounding areas, individuals have three years to file a case in court, according to Massachusetts law.  This important law, called the “statute of limitations,” is…
  • Jul 28

    Assessing Fault in Boston Car Accident Lawsuit

    Assessing Fault in Boston Car Accident Lawsuit
    Determining liability, or legal fault, for an accident is central to a personal injury claim for damages.  Accident victims can hold careless drivers accountable for their actions, but as plaintiffs in a personal injury claim, they carry…
  • Jul 5

    Boston Taxi Driver Crashes into Pedestrians Outside Logan Airport After Losing Control of Car

    Boston Taxi Driver Crashes into Pedestrians Outside Logan Airport After Losing Control of Car
    A Boston car accident attorney is prepared to represent those harmed by the negligent conduct of another driver.  Recently, 1o people suffered injuries when a taxi driver plowed into them outside Logan International Airport.…
Rank this Week: 938

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and probate. By Noreen Murphy.

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 16

    Don’t Make These Retirement Planning Mistake

    Don’t Make These Retirement Planning Mistake
    Millions of baby boomers are headed into retirement and unfortunately, some may discover that they are not as prepared as they thought they were. Thinking about retirement is a great opportunity to evaluate mistakes you have made up to this…
  • Aug 9

    What You Should Know About Accepting an Early Retirement Offer

    What You Should Know About Accepting an Early Retirement Offer
    After you’ve been working your entire adult life, when a company presents you with an early retirement offer, it seems wise to take it. It can even be tempting if you’ve been planning to get out of the job for some time. But you…
  • Aug 2

    Senior Driving Safety, Part II.

    Senior Driving Safety, Part II.
    There is no single, comprehensive test to determine whether a senior (or anyone else for that matter) is a safe driver. However, the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles has put together the following safe driver checklist: Do you have…
Rank this Week: 3590

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

By Breakstone, White & Gluck.

http://www.massachusettsinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    Attorney Marc L. Breakstone Comments on Voir Dire Rule Change in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

    Attorney Marc L. Breakstone Comments on Voir Dire Rule Change in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
    Attorney Marc L. Breakstone was recently interviewed by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on the voir dire process. Requiring attorneys to get pre-approval to question potential jurors is the “wrong approach,” Attorney Marc L.…
  • Aug 10

    What Massachusetts Motorcyclists Should Know About Buying Auto Insurance

    What Massachusetts Motorcyclists Should Know About Buying Auto Insurance
    Attorneys Ronald E. Gluck, Marc L. Breakstone and David W. White, partners of the Boston law firm of Breakstone, White & Gluck. For more than 25 years, the firm has represented motorcyclists and others injured by reckless and negligent…
  • Aug 8

    Protect Yourself From ATM Skimming

    Protect Yourself From ATM Skimming
    Take the right steps to protect yourself from ATM skimming. Many Massachusetts consumers have been targeted. You insert your ATM card and out comes cash for the week. Simple, right? Next time, pay closer attention. Many Massachusetts…
Rank this Week: 634

Law and the Environment

Law and the Environment

Covers environmental law issues, including CERCLA, climate change, permitting, and renewable energy. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.lawandenvironment.com/
  • Aug 15

    The Social Cost of Carbon: Not Too Speculative for NEPA

    The Social Cost of Carbon: Not Too Speculative for NEPA
    Earlier this week, the Judge Donald Malloy of the District Court for the District of Montana granted summary judgment to the Montana Environmental Information Center on several of its claims alleging that the Office of Surface Mining had…
  • Aug 9

    The Montreal Protocol Is Not a Climate Change Statute

    The Montreal Protocol Is Not a Climate Change Statute
    Earlier this week, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down part of an EPA rule promulgated pursuant to the Montreal Protocol.  The section that was struck down would have required manufacturers of HFC-134a, which is not…
  • Aug 4

    Coming Soon To a Massachusetts Facility Near You: More Citizen Enforcement?

    Coming Soon To a Massachusetts Facility Near You: More Citizen Enforcement?
    Earlier this week, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs went live with two new web sites intended to increase the public availability of information concerning regulated entities in Massachusetts.  The first,…
Rank this Week: 249

Rhode Island Accident Lawyer Blog

Rhode Island Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Tapalian Law.

https://www.tapinjury.com/news/
  • Aug 15

    Fatal East Providence Bike Crash Kills Cyclist

    Fatal East Providence Bike Crash Kills Cyclist
    A bicyclist was struck and killed by a vehicle late Monday in East Providence while riding on Willett Avenue close to midnight. The driver of the vehicle stopped after the crash and the East Providence police are investigating the details of…
  • Aug 9

    4-year-old Boy Mauled to Death by Family Dog

    4-year-old Boy Mauled to Death by Family Dog
    A four-year-old Texas boy died just a week ago after being mauled by his family’s dogs. The young boy’s mother left him in an enclosed trampoline with four dogs in the backyard. While the child was alone, the dogs- three German…
  • Aug 2

    U.S. Senate Pushes for Hot-Car Law as Child Fatalities from Heatstroke Increase

    U.S. Senate Pushes for Hot-Car Law as Child Fatalities from Heatstroke Increase
    So far, 29 children have died in hot-car fatalities in 2017 alone, and the year is only half over. Just this past week, two infants in Phoenix, Arizona died of heatstroke after being left in hot cars by their parents. It can take only minutes…
Rank this Week: 996

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 478

Boston Drunk Driving Accident…

Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers drunk driving in Massachusetts. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman LLC.

http://www.bostondrunkdrivingaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    Boston Area Drunk Driving Accident Causation

    Boston Area Drunk Driving Accident Causation
    Drunk driving is a dangerous crime that has caused hundreds of thousands of serious injuries and deaths over the last several decades. It is a somewhat unique offense in that it is sometimes committed by those who view themselves as average,…
  • Aug 8

    Evidentiary Issues in Serious Drunk Driving Car Accidents in Boston

    Evidentiary Issues in Serious Drunk Driving Car Accidents in Boston
    Drunk drivers who end lives need to be held to account. That of course includes criminal charges, which police and prosecutors take very seriously. However, it also includes the right of victim/ survivors of the victim to pursue a claim for…
  • Jul 21

    Drunk Driving Accidents and Negligence

    Drunk Driving Accidents and Negligence
    Drunk driving accidents are somewhat different than other traffic accidents in the greater Boston area.  While it is true that they are often deadlier than other car accidents, this is not say that negligent sober drivers cannot be…
Rank this Week: 2764

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts DUI, drug and theft crimes. By Cappetta Law Offices.

http://www.massachusettscriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3639

Boston Employment Lawyer Blog

Boston Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment law. By Altman & Altman.

https://www.bostonemploymentlawyerblog.net/
  • Aug 14

    Foreign bribery whistleblowing

    Foreign bribery whistleblowing
    When all the money and legitimate influence in the world can’t get what you want, some of the world’s less scrupulous – and wealthier – individuals will resort to one tried and true, illegal method that has been…
  • Aug 14

    Are you working in a hostile environment?

    Are you working in a hostile environment?
    The workplace is where Americans spend close to 10,000 hours of their lives, on average. Needless to say, if your place of employment makes you unhappy, you won’t exactly be able to simply endure the negative way it makes you feel, day…
  • Aug 2

    Customs Tariff Evasion Whistleblower Lawsuits Likely to Rise

    Customs Tariff Evasion Whistleblower Lawsuits Likely to Rise
    The Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) is stepping up its efforts to identify violations of customs laws, such as anti-dumping and trade tariff evasion. The agency will receive $300 million for the hiring of additional staff, and…
Rank this Week: 399

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Reports on Massachusetts car accidents. By Altman & Altman LLP.

http://www.bostoncaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    Accident With an uninsured Driver? Here’s What You Need to Know.

    Accident With an uninsured Driver? Here’s What You Need to Know.
    In MA, as in most states, it’s against the law to drive without insurance. Unfortunately, not everyone heeds this law. In fact, nearly 13 percent of all drivers on American roadways are uninsured; that’s about one in eight…
  • Aug 11

    School is Around the Corner – A Reminder of the Importance of School Bus Safety

    School is Around the Corner – A Reminder of the Importance of School Bus Safety
    According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there were as many as 11,000 injury crashes and 223 fatal crashes involving buses in 2014, the most recent year on record. The agency’s Analysis Division prepares an…
  • Aug 7

    The Dangers of Teen Drivers During Summertime

    The Dangers of Teen Drivers During Summertime
    We are in the midst of what the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety calls “the 100 deadliest days of summer,” during which teen driving fatalities rise every year. In fact, according to AAA, “new teen drivers are three times…
Rank this Week: 4150

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer…

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers construction, foreclosure, real estate and property law. By Pulgini & Norton, LLP Attorneys at Law.

http://www.massachusettsrealestatelawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 14

    Neighbors Dispute Tree-Trimming Obligation in Massachusetts Land Court Case

    Neighbors Dispute Tree-Trimming Obligation in Massachusetts Land Court Case
    Property can be restricted in any number of ways through various legal means, such as a covenant or easement, often surviving a transfer of ownership.  In an August 11, 2017 Massachusetts real estate case, a plaintiff sought a…
  • Aug 7

    Neighbors Appeal Modification of Subdivision Plan in Massachusetts Land Use Case

    Neighbors Appeal Modification of Subdivision Plan in Massachusetts Land Use Case
    Massachusetts real estate disputes often arise when property owners feel that changes proposed by other landowners would adversely affect their property rights. In a July 26, 2017 case, the Appeals Court of Massachusetts considered whether a…
  • Jul 24

    Massachusetts Landowner Seeks Injunction Prohibiting Neighbor’s Use of Beach Path

    Massachusetts Landowner Seeks Injunction Prohibiting Neighbor’s Use of Beach Path
    In some cases, legal action is required to protect a landowner’s rights to a part of their property used by others.  In a July 11, 2017 Massachusetts real estate case, the issue for the land court was whether the defendants and…
Rank this Week: 1138

Drug Injury Lawyers Blog

Drug Injury Lawyers Blog

By Altman & Altman.

http://www.druginjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    3M Battles Bair Hugger Lawsuit

    3M Battles Bair Hugger Lawsuit
    Did you suffer a serious, life-altering infection after a routine joint replacement surgery? Did you require additional surgeries, physical therapy, a prolonged hospital stay or even an amputation as a result of this infection? There’s…
  • Aug 8

    Thousands of Cases Still Pending Against Johnson & Johnson for Its Defective Pinnacle Hip Implant

    Thousands of Cases Still Pending Against Johnson & Johnson for Its Defective Pinnacle Hip Implant
    Johnson & Johnson is at the center of thousands of lawsuits due to dangerous defects in its DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement devices. Claimants allege that J&J failed to adequately warn patients and physicians about risks with the…
  • Aug 8

    Have You Had A Problem With Your DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement? You Are Not Alone…

    Have You Had A Problem With Your DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement? You Are Not Alone…
    All-metal hip replacements have been in the spotlight recently due to thousands of lawsuits filed against manufacturers of these products. Lawsuits allege the implants are linked to serious medical complications, including metal poisoning and…
Rank this Week: 3302

Massachusetts Law Updates

Massachusetts Law Updates

From the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries

http://blog.mass.gov/masslawlib/
  • Aug 14

    Marijuana law approved

    Marijuana law approved
    Since Massachusetts voters approved a ballot question legalizing recreational use of marijuana in 2016, the State legislature has been working on rewriting the marijuana laws.  A major amendment…
  • Aug 8

    Pregnant workers gain more protections in Massachusett

    Pregnant workers gain more protections in Massachusett
    The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act was signed into law by Governor Baker on July 27, 2017.  Chapter 54 of the Acts of 2017  grants more protections against discrimination to pregnant workers in Massachusetts.   Specifically…
  • Jun 1

    Word(s) of the Month – in pari delicto

    Word(s) of the Month – in pari delicto
    Words of Law is a regular feature of Massachusetts Law Updates, highlighting a particular word or phrase and its meaning in law. Today’s phrase is  in pari delicto. in pari delicto (in par-I dә-lik-toh), adv. [Latin “in…
Rank this Week: 4078

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

Comments on Massachusetts social security disability law. By Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    Dictionary of Occupational Titles in Boston SSDI Case

    Dictionary of Occupational Titles in Boston SSDI Case
    Dictionary of Occupational Tiles In Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits cases and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits cases, where a claim is initially denied, the claimant will have to appeal if he or she is to…
  • Aug 6

    Social Security Disability Benefits Wait Times in Boston

    Social Security Disability Benefits Wait Times in Boston
    One of the most common questions our Boston disability attorneys are asked is, “How long it will take to get approved for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits?” The reality is a successful award of SSDI or…
  • Jul 28

    SSDI and SSI Benefits Appeals in Boston

    SSDI and SSI Benefits Appeals in Boston
    When we think of disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA), most people are actually more familiar with the Social Security Disability Program (SSDI).  This is the program for people who have a history of working…
Rank this Week: 1902

Boston Personal Injury Attorney…

Boston Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Covers car accidents, work injuries and nursing home neglect. By Jeffrey S. Glassman.

http://www.bostonpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    Boston Daycare Injuries – Standards of Proof

    Boston Daycare Injuries – Standards of Proof
    If a child suffers abuse or neglect at a daycare facility, there is a high likelihood police will be called. This could be because the parents called the police, but the manager at a daycare center is also a mandated reporter and must contact…
  • Aug 6

    Head Injuries in Boston Youth Sports – The Tort Claims Act

    Head Injuries in Boston Youth Sports – The Tort Claims Act
    There was a time when it seemed like nothing would stop the increase in football’s popularity in America. However, recent years have involved a better understanding of the serious risk of head injury the sport poses. From the…
  • Aug 1

    Medical Malpractice Cases and Medical Battery

    Medical Malpractice Cases and Medical Battery
    When we are dealing with a medical malpractice cases, we are typically dealing with action founded under a theory of negligence. In a standard negligence case, the elements of the tort are duty, breach, causation, and damages. The duty is a…
Rank this Week: 426

Boston Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts motor vehicle accident law. By William D. Kickham, Esq.

http://www.bostonaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 13

    Negligent Security Lawsuit Filed By Families of Two Doctors Murdered by Intruder in South Boston

    Negligent Security Lawsuit Filed By Families of Two Doctors Murdered by Intruder in South Boston
    As a Massachusetts negligence attorney, one of the areas of practice that I specialize in is called “Premises Liability.”  This is an area of tort practice that allows victims of injuries that were caused by inadequately and…
  • Aug 4

    Michelle Carter Sued Civilly for Wrongful Death of Conrad Roy III

    Michelle Carter Sued Civilly for Wrongful Death of Conrad Roy III
    The Involuntary Manslaughter conviction 6 weeks ago of Michelle Carter, in the texting-suicide death of Conrad Roy III, has generated international attention.  I’ve written previously in my Massachusetts criminal law blog about why…
  • Jul 18

    Hingham Suicide Tragedy: Caused by Massive Police Overreaction?

    Hingham Suicide Tragedy: Caused by Massive Police Overreaction?
    I’m going to comment on something tonight, but what occurred surrounding the events that I’m going to speak to are so outrageous, so lacking in any common sense on any level, so thoroughly disproportionate to rationale and…
Rank this Week: 3997

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Aug 13

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (updated for Texas)

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (updated for Texas)
    This is an update to reflect statutory revisions to Texas’ version of its Uniform Trade Secrets Act statute, which will become effective on September 1.  For more on the changes, see Texas Updates Its Uniform Trade Secrets…
  • Jul 8

    50-State Noncompete Chart Updated

    50-State Noncompete Chart Updated
    The BRR 50 State Noncompete Chart has been updated today to reflect a few developments in various states and to make a few tweaks since the last draft. Most significantly, Nevada adopted a brand new noncompete law,…
  • Jul 1

    New Reports on Trade Secret Theft

    New Reports on Trade Secret Theft
    Two important reports on trade secrets protection were recently issued: one by Baker McKenzie and Euromoney Institutional Investor Thought Leadership and the other by the Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator…
Rank this Week: 4583

Mesothelioma Lawyers Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyers Blog

Covers legal issues surrounding asbestos exposure and mesothelioma. By Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman LLC.

http://www.mesotheliomalawyers-blog.com/
  • Aug 13

    Reservations Lead to Asbestos Risks in Boston

    Reservations Lead to Asbestos Risks in Boston
    With a population shift favoring urban habitation, parts of the city that people had little desire to move to are suddenly becoming expensive places to rent or buy.  Because of this demand, older homes and structures are constantly being…
  • Aug 5

    Calculating Damages in Asbestos Injury Lawsuit

    Calculating Damages in Asbestos Injury Lawsuit
    Boston mesothelioma lawsuits can be considerably more complicated than other types of personal injury lawsuits. One reason is there often multiple defendants, and all the defendants may be large corporations or asbestos bankruptcy trusts of…
  • Jul 27

    Asbestos Dangers in Older Building

    Asbestos Dangers in Older Building
    Boston is a city of buildings that were constructed at a time when asbestos was heavily used in virtually all aspects of construction. Yes, there are historical buildings in Beacon Hill that were built at time before the industrial…
Rank this Week: 2811

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Published by Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.boston-car-accident-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 13

    Boston “Slow Streets” Program to Prevent Car Accident

    Boston “Slow Streets” Program to Prevent Car Accident
    It is the responsibility of every motorist to drive in a safe and responsible manner to prevent a foreseeable injury to persons and property.  Failure to do so is considered a form of  negligence. This act of negligence could be the…
  • Aug 7

    Liability for Passenger Injuries in Boston Single Car Crashe

    Liability for Passenger Injuries in Boston Single Car Crashe
    The majority of Boston car accidents involve more than one vehicle. Many of these are fender-benders with two vehicles, though chain reaction crashes are fairly common on highways and other roads with heavy congestion.  However, getting…
  • Jul 28

    Pedestrian Accidents in Boston

    Pedestrian Accidents in Boston
    Whenever a car accident occurs in which a vehicle hits a pedestrian, the result is often fatal, and if not fatal, results in serious personal injury that has lifelong damage. There are a variety of ways a pedestrian can be hit by a car, but…
Rank this Week: 4374

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law topics such as DWI/OUI offenses, other traffic related offenses, and murder. By William D. Kickham.

http://www.bostoncriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    Massachusetts Pot Law Finally Enacted: The Detail

    Massachusetts Pot Law Finally Enacted: The Detail
    By now most people are aware that Gov. Charlie Baker recently signed the House-Senate Conference Committee bill on the new pot law, which hammered out differences the two chambers wanted to make in the ballot law that voters passed last…
  • Jul 12

    Rachelle Bond’s Sentence in Bella Bond Murder: A Tough Legal Choice

    Rachelle Bond’s Sentence in Bella Bond Murder: A Tough Legal Choice
    Here in Massachusetts and indeed across the country, most of the public who have watched the sick and twisted saga of the murder of young Bella Bond, are understandably outraged at the extremely lenient sentence that the dead girl’s…
  • Jun 18

    Massachusetts Suicide Texting Case: Reasoned and Justified – Part Two of Two

    Massachusetts Suicide Texting Case: Reasoned and Justified – Part Two of Two
    Predictably, the Michelle Carter verdict, my legal analysis of which I posted previously, has dominated both public discourse as well as legal debate over the last couple of days.  And with equal predictability, this debate has broken…
Rank this Week: 1447

Product Liability Lawyer Blog

Product Liability Lawyer Blog

Covers products liability and medical malpractice. By Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, LLC.

http://www.productliabilitylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    New Options to Prolong Knee Replacement Surgery

    New Options to Prolong Knee Replacement Surgery
    A total knee replacement has become one of the most common elective surgeries performed in the United States with over 300,000 operations performed each year. However, this popularity is in a large part driven by a group of medical device…
  • Aug 5

    Boston Xarelto Lawsuits and Dosing Issue

    Boston Xarelto Lawsuits and Dosing Issue
    Xaretlto and its competitors were manufactured and marketed as anticoagulant medications that were a one-dose-fits-all solution.  This defectively designed medication with insufficient warnings turned out be a very dangerous option for…
  • Jul 29

    Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Injury in Boston

    Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Injury in Boston
    There are a lot of different models of artificial hips on the market today, and there are many companies making these artificial hip implants.  This is because there a lot of artificial hips being implanted, and they cost a lot of…
Rank this Week: 514

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

Covers cruise ship passenger and crew member injuries, boating injuries, yachting injuries and commercial fishermen claims. By Brais Brais & Rusak.

http://www.maritimelawblog.net/
Rank this Week: 592

Injury Lawyer Blog

Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Naumes Law Group.

http://www.injurylawyer.pro/
  • Aug 11

    Agreement Reached Bringing Mesh Settlement Total to Over $2.6 Billion

    Agreement Reached Bringing Mesh Settlement Total to Over $2.6 Billion
    On August 7, Endo International Plc agreed to a settlement amount of an additional $775 million that will allow the company to settle the remaining 22,000 mesh suits brought against them. This additional settlement agreement has now brought…
  • Jul 14

    Bair Hugger Blanker Bellwether Trials Set

    Bair Hugger Blanker Bellwether Trials Set
    3M’s Bair Hugger surgical blanket is at the center of nearly 2,000 lawsuits due to allegations of the device causing unwanted side effects, including serious infections in patients that used the device. A set of eight bellwether trials…
  • Jun 9

    Staggering Number of IVC Filter Lawsuits Being Filed Against C.R. Bard, Cook Medical

    Staggering Number of IVC Filter Lawsuits Being Filed Against C.R. Bard, Cook Medical
    In two separate federal litigations, the number of lawsuits filed against C.R. Bard and Cook Medical has reached nearly 4,000. According to the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation May report, Cook Medical’s Gunther Tulip and…
Rank this Week: 927

Bike Accident Lawyers Blog

Bike Accident Lawyers Blog

Covers injury and accident law with a focus on bicycle accidents. By Jeffrey S. Glassman.

http://www.bikeaccidentlawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 11

    Harvard Square Bike Lane Program Proves Controversial

    Harvard Square Bike Lane Program Proves Controversial
    According to a recent news article from Wicked Local Cambridge, a new, two-direction bike lanes program on Brattle Street in Harvard Square is leading to some major disagreements between business owners and cyclists. The bike lanes are a new…
  • Aug 8

    Loss of Consortium Claims in Deadly Boston Bike Crashe

    Loss of Consortium Claims in Deadly Boston Bike Crashe
    Bicycle crashes in Boston and surrounding cities such as Cambridge happen all too often, sadly  resulting in serious personal injury or death.  When a person is gravely injured or killed in a bike crash,  there will be direct…
  • Aug 1

    Bike Safety in Boston Stressed

    Bike Safety in Boston Stressed
    There has been a lot more talk about bike safety in recent years than we have seen at any time before.  Much of this has to do with a major change in the way people see bicycles and this relatively new concept of bike culture vs. car…
Rank this Week: 2317

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance, injury and accident law and workers' compensation. By Pulgini & Norton, LLP Attorneys at Law.

http://massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyer-blog.com
Rank this Week: 1292

JoelHSchwartz Law Firm Blog

JoelHSchwartz Law Firm Blog

Covers personal injury law in Boston.

http://www.joelhschwartz.com/blog/
  • Aug 9

    Cape Cart Crash Seriously Injures Three

    Cape Cart Crash Seriously Injures Three
    Three people were seriously injured last month when a golf cart drove onto a local road and collided with a motorcycle. First responders and others who viewed the scene described a flaming, melted wreck, and photos from the scene show both…
  • Jul 26

    Woburn Construction Accident Claims Life

    Woburn Construction Accident Claims Life
    A New Hampshire man working on a project to expand the Woburn Public Library was killed in a construction accident on Tuesday, July 11. According to reports, the man was working in a pit alongside the foundation of the building when a large…
  • Jul 13

    Cape Cod Visitor Killed in Truck Crash

    Cape Cod Visitor Killed in Truck Crash
    A Middleborough woman was killed on the Cape last weekend when the car she was in was struck from behind by a truck near the Bourne Bridge. Three others in the car were injured, as well as one person in a second car. One of the passengers, a…
Rank this Week: 2896

Working the Law: News and Views on…

Working the Law: News and Views on Employment Issues

Covers Massachusetts employment law issues such as employment discrimination, sexual harasment and wrongful discharge. By Jack Merrill.

http://www.framinghamlegal.com/
  • Aug 9

    Employees may be Free to Speak their Minds, but Employers are Free to React

    Employees may be Free to Speak their Minds, but Employers are Free to React
    Free speech is not always free. That seemingly obvious point was apparently lost on Google employee James Damore, a man making headlines recently after he was fired for writing a memo that opined women are unsuited to work as engineers.…
  • Aug 2

    Noncompetition Agreement Legislation Appears No Closer to Passage in Massachusett

    Noncompetition Agreement Legislation Appears No Closer to Passage in Massachusett
    The effort to regulate the use of noncompetition agreements continues to languish in a legislative committee, where most of several competing proposals were referred early in 2017. Alongside them – or, as it were, within the same…
  • Jul 20

    Employers Get Another Reason to Carefully Review and Comply with Wage Law

    Employers Get Another Reason to Carefully Review and Comply with Wage Law
    It’s no surprise that the reach of Massachusetts’ wage laws is long, and most employers know they need to carefully abide them if they want to avoid potentially dire effects. Still, courts sometimes seem to extend the law’s…
Rank this Week: 3951

Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

Covers Massachusetts land use and real estate law, regulation and policy. By Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster, P.C.

http://www.massachusettslandusemonitor.com/
  • Aug 8

    END RUN AROUND LOCAL WETLANDS JURISDICTION? NOT SO FAST

    END RUN AROUND LOCAL WETLANDS JURISDICTION? NOT SO FAST
    According to the Wetlands Protection Act, when an applicant files a notice of intent with a local conservation commission to perform work that may impact wetlands, the commission has 21 days to open a public hearing to consider the impact of…
  • Jul 19

    Appeals Court Ruling Confirms Grandfathering Protection for Former Cambridge Courthouse

    Appeals Court Ruling Confirms Grandfathering Protection for Former Cambridge Courthouse
    Today the Appeals Court decided Gund v. Planning Board of Cambridge.  That case concerns the former location of the Middlesex Superior Court, an asbestos-filled, anomalous sky-scraper near Lechmere in Cambridge.  The building, which…
  • Jul 12

    Permitting, First Amendment and Jury Trial Issues All in One Case

    Permitting, First Amendment and Jury Trial Issues All in One Case
    On June 29, 2017, the First Circuit Court of Appeals decided Steinmetz v. Coyle Caron, Inc.  That case, which has its roots in the mundane desire of a couple to build a new home on their land in Cohasset, gave rise to some interesting…
Rank this Week: 3022

Boston Workers Compensation…

Boston Workers Compensation Attorney Blog

Covers workers' compensation, injury and insurance law. By Michael O. Smith.

http://www.bostonworkerscompensationattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2074

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Neumann Law Group.

http://www.massachusettsinjurylawyerblog.net/
  • Aug 8

    District Court Allows Football Player’s Massachusetts Sexual Assault Lawsuit to Move Forward

    District Court Allows Football Player’s Massachusetts Sexual Assault Lawsuit to Move Forward
    A former student and his parents filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the Chelmsford public school system and its employees failed to take sufficient steps to protect the student from a sexual assault at a school-sponsored football camp and…
  • Aug 1

    Mother of Teen Killed By Maine Police Files Notice of Suit

    Mother of Teen Killed By Maine Police Files Notice of Suit
    An 18-year-old woman was fatally shot by Maine police in February. Her mother recently filed notice for a wrongful death lawsuit against the three officers who fired the shots, the town of Vassalboro, Kennebec County, the Vassalboro Police…
  • Jul 17

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Holds Police Not Immunized From Liability for Canine Attack

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Holds Police Not Immunized From Liability for Canine Attack
    A plaintiff filed suit for negligence under the Massachusetts Tort Claims Act (Act) against the Massachusetts State Police after being attacked by a trained police dog in a parking lot. A state trooper who was an experienced dog handler…
Rank this Week: 2359

Cape Cod Injury Lawyer Blog

Cape Cod Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts injury law. By The Law Offices of John C. Manoog III.

http://www.capecodinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1846